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Kissa Tanto, Vancouver, BC

Kissa Tanto

4.7
4.7
312 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
Tucked into the upper story of a delightfully faded building in Chinatown, Kissa Tanto invites you into the little jewel that is the House of Plenty. First we will eat! Such supreme satisfaction we take from the delicate flavours of Japan and the warmth of ltalian cooking and feel it’s right to bring these culinary forces together to do a little dance. Why not? Soul mates are they not with their mutual love of noodles, rice, and proteins in their pure, delicious uncooked form? Think of the cool elegant crudo and cruda, crisp exotic salads, playful pastas, and rich, tender meats that we shall sink our teeth into. And whilst doing so, we will drink! We will wipe the dust off of the My Private Tokyo, inhale the burgundy scent of Barolo, sip tiny glasses of fine sake, and down chilly glasses of beer.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Japanese, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (778) 379-8078

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Joël Watanabe

  • Private party facilities

    Private event requests are excepted. Please email us at hello@kissatanto.com with your contact information, party size, and date you are looking to book.

Experiences

  • NYE at Kissa Tanto 2022

    $275.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    All are welcome to the House of Plenty on the eve of a most precious new year. Let us indulge - slip into our fancy dress, sip chilly glasses of bubbles, dig into toothsome plates of food one after another, sway to the soulful tunes of jazz on vinyl, laugh ever so loudly and take in all the joy to be had. We will toast to good friends, bid farewell to a year gone past and welcome, with an open heart, all the possibilities and unknown adventures of 2023 *Ticket includes a welcome cocktail and fine supper of 5 courses to your heart's content. **Please note that we will have limited capabilities to accommodate allergies and/or dietary restrictions. ***Vegetarian options available. ****All sales are final.

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What 312 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Italian

  • Vancouver

    Best Ambiance

  • Vancouver

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Vancouver

    Notable Wine List

  • Vancouver

    Romance

  • Vancouver

    Special Occasion

  • Vancouver

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Vancouver

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Don’t order $140 omakase is not worth it!!!!!!!!!!
  2. MC

    MaCi

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food second to none. We have learned so much about sake. We will be back, for sure. One of the best restaurants in the city.
  3. JL

    JeffL

    Sydney

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was mediocre, but the server was very knowledgeable with the drinks and food.
  4. f

    fungirls1234

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Location could be better. Food and Service was amazing !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and experience!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    KT was amazing as always!! Incredible food and service - well deserved Michelin stars for both.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really I retesting food. Some of the best I’ve ever tried. VERY VERY noisy though. Hard to have a conversation.
  8. j

    jcpoo

    Vancouver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal! Well deserved Michelin star!
  9. MS

    MichelleS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff here are extremely good. Efficient, not hovering over you and personable. The food is still unique and yes, it’s a more pricey restaurant but you get a better quality of interesting dishes and excellent service.
  10. TV

    TheVeryHungryCaterpillar

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful room, good food. Michelin Star appears to have gone to their heads. Poor value for the overall experience.
  11. p

    pkmoura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 21 years anniversary dinner at Kissa Tanto was nothing short of exceptional. The food was exquisite, the drinks were delicious, the service impeccable, and the kindness and attention from Avi and Fraser were a delight. It was an unforgettable experience! The only problem is that from now on I will be quite hesitant to go to any other restaurant... after visiting Kissa Tanto, the bar was set so high that it will be really, really hard to beat. I cannot recommend it enough.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have always wanted to try this place but when KT received a Michelin star, it was more of a catalyst to go. Shared the Omakase with friends and chef’s choice was very satisfying. Favourites were the charcoal udon, tajarin, octopus salad and the yuzu/olive oil pudding. Very attentive and top notch service. The space is like stepping into another world compared to the streets of Vancouver Chinatown outside. Looking forward to the next time we return!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, great flavours. Wish they had the whole fried fish, but can’t blame them due to fog preventing fishermen taking boats out to fish.
  14. F

    Farm

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience Talented experience and extremely knowledgeable staff Flavors were unique and amazing
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Front of house was horrible for a michelin star restaurant. After getting constant reminders to show up and be on time; our table was 20 minutes late. The hostess never talked to us; i had to keep asking what was up. There was no apology outside of a symbolic complimentary glass of Pressecco. There is barely a waiting area so stood precariously at the top do the stairs. We were 10 minutes early; so an inexcusable wait and lack of attention. It set a negative tone for the evening. The food was delicious. I was the Chef I would be quite upset that their food was being insulted by poor service up front.
  16. J

    Jake

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wine! Our server was really friendly and attentive. We had a wonderful time!
  17. KB

    KelseyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, the food, drinks and service were all amazing!
  18. DL

    DLaRock

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!!! Definitely we will be back! The food went beyond our expectations and it was finally nice to see a team of passionate and knowledgeable staff to enhance the experience!
  19. SG

    SethG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and very good food. Pricy, but portion sizes were better than expected.
  20. S

    Seesaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Food is delicious and creative. Order a My Private Tokyo and do Omakase. This is not just a meal but an experience. Shout out to Bronwyn who made it a fabulous night. Congratulations on your Michelin start. It is well deserved.
  21. K

    Karine

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Trendy restaurant in a not-so-trendy area. Great ambiance, good music and cozy atmosphere. Friendly and excellent service. The drinks were amazing and the daily wagyu ragu pasta was delicious. The half chicken was well executed, but not unforgettable. Overall, a great experience. Thank you!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with my son, and this was his age Michelin star that has collected through dining with me over the years. It was fantastic.
  23. SW

    StefanW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There was not a single misstep in our experience. Our server was exceptional, the right amount of engagement without ever feeling intrusive. The Sommelier handled my ignorance with grace and charm. That KT take in a Vesper and that udon pasta were world class, totally understand that Michelin star. Based on our night, the place deserves a second one.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. We tried the taste tasting and the 4 of us left very satisfied with the amount of food. Flavours were amazing but what stood out the most was the service. We had many different servers coming and going and they were all excellent. You could tell they loved what the were doing. The food was so good! Loved trying different things we wouldn’t normally order. Was a beautiful restaurant inside although the area outside was a little questionable but once you walk up the stairs you are in a whole new world. Cosy very comfortable with the tables spaced perfectly! Great evening.
  25. NF

    NoahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious innovative cuisine. Slightly overbearing wait staff but like they did well, avoided errors. Delicious braised rabbit pasta. Try the octopus salad. Don’t sleep
  26. NM

    NicoleM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service!
  27. B

    Bigngster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a family of 5 and ordered the omakase menu. The dishes were delicious but if we to go again we know to order our favourites a la carte. Esp the pasta dishes, next time I want my own.
  28. N

    Nick

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourites were the udon and the duck breast. I was pleasantly surprised the hot kick the udon had. The duck breast was tender and juicy with great flavour. The oysters were also amazingly fresh and paired excellently with the vinaigrette and wakame granita. Overall flavour on each dishes were well executed and I enjoyed every bite of it. Service was also fantastic. Thank you so much for a wonderful dinning experience and amazing food!
  29. TF

    TiannaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love visiting Kissa Tanto -- they're really thought through every detail!
  30. J

    Jojo

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Waiting area at top of stairs is cramped, but what a nice touch to offer a complimentary glass of something sparkling while you wait for your table and speak to fellow diners. And it is so worth the wait!
  31. CY

    CY1212

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    very bad enviroment,bad food. Not worth a Michelin one star. Expensive and bad
  32. RJ

    RickJ

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was perfect Great service Beautiful room.
  33. P

    Parker

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Dishes each represented a perfect balance of complexity and execution. Highly recommend.
  34. MS

    MollyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary food and service, and so so deserving of all the praise and accolades. A perfect birthday dinner!
  35. s

    snacks

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, service, and ambiance. Carne cruda is a must.
  36. JW

    JacobW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambience, and service were spot on. 2 of 6 dishes were fantastic. 3 others were satisfactory/good and 1 was underwhelming. I would happily go back but wouldn't consider it amongst the best food I've eaten which is a little surprising given the accolades.
  37. T

    Tinac

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  38. F

    Francophile

    Vancouver

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed all of the food, drinks and service. Original dishes that show off this talented chef.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In anticipation of their Michelin star, we secured these reservations before the announcement because we knew it would be hard to get a seat once it was made (it’s already hard enough as it is!). Each dish was prepared thoughtfully and paired so well with each of the Lightning Rock wines. We are so glad we tried this experience and hope that KT will do more of these in the future. The rabbit ragout was the star dish for us this evening — we could have each had a portion of our own! The chawanmushi got us so excited for the courses ahead. Pictures loaded in reverse order.
  40. BE

    BevE

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, with wine pairings from Lightning Rock, and service - an excellent evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kissa Tanto is rated 4.7 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kissa Tanto

263 Pender St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Chinatown

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Japanese, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Joël Watanabe

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wine

  • Phone number

    (778) 379-8078

  • Private party facilities

    Private event requests are excepted. Please email us at hello@kissatanto.com with your contact information, party size, and date you are looking to book.

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